Woodside Animal Welfare Trust

South West Devon Plymouth
View our rabbits and animals for adoption

About us

As well as the young and healthy, our countryside sanctuary always has a collection of much loved resident pets that are unlikely to be adopted, such as the elderly and long-term sick. Sanctuary animals include dogs, cats, rabbits and hamsters etc as well as a few hand reared sheep, goats and a pot bellied pig.

Responsible pet ownership is actively encouraged and, when funds allow, we send experienced Welfare Officers into deprived areas. Here, they help owners understand their pet's needs and promote our spay and neuter scheme, which will have prevented thousands of unwanted litters over the years.

Woodside is a large and vital safety net for vulnerable animals. Running costs are high as many of our pets need veterinary attention and may be with us for weeks as they recover.

What to do if you are interested in adopting from us

We have general rules for accommodation sizes for rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents. We do work with people to achieve the best for animals in the cheapest way.

For rabbits hutch and runs must be connected and run size no smaller than 6ft x 4ft for one rabbit of a small breed and 6ft x 6ft for two small breeds. the hutch size depends on the rabbit and the size of the exercise run, but usually 4ft long is the smallest.

Guinea pigs generally 4ftx4ft run and a 4ft hutch is the smallest sizes for 1-2 guinea pigs.


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Contact Details

Please contact rescues to make an appointment before visiting them or giving up an animal.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust
Elfordleigh, Plympton
Plymouth, Devon

01752 347503


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